Scholarships and Awards



Continuing Education Scholarship Award

This award is for continuing eduacation.  It recognizes the need for further education. Download the PDF

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Louise Sublette Award

Each year, SNA honors school nutrition professionals with the Louise Sublette Award of Leadership Excellence in School Nutrition, which is considered the highest honor a school nutrition manager can earn. It recognizes the importance of those closest to the school nutrition program, the managers. A school nutrition manager is defined as someone who is based in a school and has supervisory or management responsibilities over kitchen operations. Download the PDF

Heart of The Program Award

The School Nutrition Association sponsors a Heart of the Program Award. This award is designed to recognize the valuable program contribution of school nutrition employees who work with their manager in daily operations in preparing and serving appetizing meals to children. These employees can make the difference between an outstanding program or an average program. Download the PDF

Thelma Flanagan Gold Achievement Award

Thelma Flanagan was an SNA pioneer leader and Past President, who throughout her long child nutrition career championed high professional standards for all SNA members. She promoted ongoing member training as the key to development of quality school meal programs. She encouraged long-range vision, challenging members to adapt to change and raise the bar, moving child nutrition programs ever forward.Download the PDF

Each year SNA honors state leaders who support high professional standards for all members throughout their year as State President. This includes incorporating high standards of achievement in areas of leadership, dedication and commitment to the professional development of their members and child nutrition programs. Download the PDF

Outstanding Director of the Year Award

The School Nutrition Association (SNA) sponsors the Outstanding Director of the Year Award. This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of school nutrition directors who manage effective programs that provide healthful, appetizing and nutritious meals to students. Download the PDF

President's Award of Excellence

The President’s Award of Excellence recognizes three state presidents each year who demonstrate extraordinary leadership during their year as president and are awarded with a Gold Medallion to wear during ANC. These states and their leaders have made the extra effort to achieve excellence in five key areas:

  • Membership development and retention
  • Professional development
  • Legislation and regulation
  • Communication
  • Outstanding state initiative

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